Find out more about this milestone, and what it means in the context of the University's overall history: Visit our dedicated Centenary Events page to see a full list of events taking place at Oxford throughout the year. Omoba Sir Adetokunbo Ademola was a Prince and son of Oba Sir Ladapo Ademola II, Alake of the Egba Clan. After her husband became a knight, Lady Ademola and her family moved to Warri due to her husband’s posting. … On 14 October University College will unveil a plaque in his honour. In her free time, Lady Ademola spent her time writing books for children which she later published to encourage reading in the country. A well-bred woman's job was to get herself married, look after her husband, and produce children. Face2Face Africa is black owned and operated. So it was hardly surprising that almost no women went to university. Both women were among the first to matriculate and graduate with full degrees in 1920. “Even exiled to Nairobi in 1978, she did not stop her advocacy for education, establishing an Education Consultancy of Higher Education for African Refugees. Eliza Orme (1848-1937) went on to a law degree, a successful legal career and was active in the suffrage and prison reform movements. It should be noted that she moved back to Nigeria after she graduate from Oxford in 1935 and got an appointment with the Queens College in Lagos. She’s a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Southampton,New Yorkand graduated with a master’s degree in water science, policy and management from St Cross College, one of Oxford’s 38 colleges. If you have a story about an Oxford woman that you think should be told, please get in touch at or join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #WomenatOxford. She wrote the paper while a student at Oxford University. Students at Oxford University had to wait another decade, however, until Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville colleges opened in 1879. Family planning, associations of university women, alliances of young Christian women, name it and if it has anything to do with education or women’s issues, or a combination of both, she probably initiated it or was the motivation for it,” writes Brian Magoba in 2012 in an article entitled Dr Sarah Nyendwoha Ntiro: The Story of a Ugandan Rosa Parks. Within eight years, women would be allowed to vote on the same basis as men. Soon after graduating from Oxford in 1935, Lady Ademola moved back to Nigeria where she was immediately offered a teaching position at Queens College in … She helped establish two girls schools, New Era Girls’ Secondary and Girls Secondary Modern School both in Lagos for more girls make it to school. The influential educationist spent a part of life in Lagos where she educated at CMS Girls School, Lagos. With Britain in recession and Windsor Castle having recently caught fire, the Queen's request to pay income tax was accepted by Parliament, on this da…, On this day in 1952, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play “The Mousetrap” began a run of over 28,000 performances in the West End, to become the long…, Today in 1947 ten Hollywood luminaries were blacklisted and their careers ruined after refusing to answer the questions of the House Un-American Activ…, Today in 1972, a man calling himself Dan Cooper parachuted from a hijacked Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 with $200,000 in cash. She is a fervent literary both in Warri and Ibadan. The accolade is given to outstanding women leaders, strategically positioned to promote girls’ education by their achievement and status, according to Ugandan media, New Vision. Louise Hume von Glehn (1850-1936) became a campaigner for working women and a writer of popular histories, which were published under her married name, Louise Hume Creighton. Enter email address to receive updates from Face2face Africa Within eight years, women would be allowed to vote on the same basis as men. So Annie Rogers, the first woman to pass the degree equivalent exams in 1877, matriculated and graduated with her degree, forty three years later, in 1920. The first woman to gain honours in a University examination which was intended to be equivalent to that taken by men for a degree was Annie Mary Anne Henley Rogers. As late as 1864, England and Wales boasted just 12 secondary schools for girls. Infuriated, the teacher walked out of the class, and issued an ultimatum: he would not teach while “she polluted his class with her presence.”. By 1935, she had developed a keen interest in English, Literature and Education. 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While at Oxford University, she became very close friends with the British historian Dame Margery Freda Perham who is known to be part of the pioneers of African studies in the UK. Her results got her admission to Oxford’s St. Anne’s College, England and she would return to Uganda in 1954, as the first woman in East and Central Africa to graduate from Oxford. - Kofoworola Ademola, popularly known as Lady Ademola, was the first Nigerian to get a degree at Oxford University, - Born on May 21, 1913, she spent half of her life in Lagos, the city where she attended the CMS Girls School, - Ademola is not just an educationist, she is also a writer of many children books and literary enthusiast. Women were allowed to study and take exams to gain honours in the late 1870s, with the first woman completing her course in 1877. 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